The last hours of a rabid woman
When Heather Swain is told she has rabies, that turns out to be the least strange part of her experience.
“Who wants to grow up saying their mother died of rabies, like I was a raccoon?”
Heather Swain is the author of 5 novels, 2 craft books, and numerous short stories, personal essays, and non-fiction articles that have appeared in national magazines, on-line, and in anthologies. Her new young-adult novel Josie Griffin Is Not a Vampire and her latest craft book Play These Games: 101 Delightful Diversions Made From Everyday Items will both be published this spring. When she's not writing books, she's making toys out of trash and posting them on her blog "One Cheap Mother". She lives in a crooked house in Brooklyn with her husband, drummer Dan Vonnegut, their two young children, a barkless dog, and two recently rescued cats.